Mike Allen

Finance & Strategy

As well as being a Chartered Accountant, Mike is a highly experienced Financial and Strategic Consultant, Non-Executive Director and Business Coach/Mentor. He holds significant experience of M&A, transaction services and Private Equity projects.

Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, Mike went on to gain a wealth of experience in Entrepreneurial Services, Corporate Finance and Corporate Restructuring, including an 18 month secondment to NatWest Corporate Finance.  He then became Finance Director for a number of organisations in a variety of business sectors, before founding his consultancy services in 2006. Mike has been working with businesses across a wide range of sectors for many years, helping them to develop creative and workable strategies and supporting them to implement practical – and financially sound – solutions.

Mike’s knowledge is based on genuine experience in the real world, which has given him substantial credibility in the work that he delivers, as well as invaluable insight into ‘both sides of the table’ from a financial and strategic perspective.

In today’s increasingly demanding market and workplace, businesses need more than ever to plan where they’re going and to have smart strategies to meet objectives, increase value and manage change.  Mike’s expertise is focused on helping entrepreneurial businesses define, articulate, implement and measure performance against Business/Strategic Plans, including ensuring an appropriate and scalable financial structure is in place to enable the delivery of plans.

Mike also works with Boards to formulate and implement exit strategies and support them through a sale or purchase process; and frequently acts as a Non-Executive Director and/or coach and mentor.

 

Mike is a rare combination of strategic thinker and doer. He is invaluable to any business that really wants to  punch above its weight.

Gi Fernando, Partner, Deep Ventures

 

“I have worked with Mike on a number of Boards. He is a great mentor for Finance and non-Finance people at all levels. Mike has a good eye for detail, whilst at the same time is able to take a high-level view of the Business. He is a commercial Finance Director with a breadth and depth of strategic knowledge and experience. Mike is personable and a strong communicator.”

John O’Sullivan, Chairman, Elite Recruitment Network

 

“I have known Mike for many years and have utilised his skills to conduct detailed financial appraisals on many occasions. His work is always detailed, accurate and with excellent knowledge of the subject matter, however varied. Bearing in mind we use his input as part of a lending decision process, we need to be completely confident. We are, and I will use Mike’s skills whenever the need arises and would recommend him to any other businesses that need strong, sound and commercial advice.”

Steve Netherton, Commercial Director, Credit Agricole Commercial Finance